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Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, acquired Sargent-Disc

synopsis: Cast & Crew, a leading provider of software and services for the entertainment production industry, has acquired UK-based Sargent-Disc, the premier UK and international provider of film and television payroll, accounting, software and services.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. "
target: Sargent-Disc
Sargent-Disc has been at the center of the British entertainment industries since 1986. Based in Beaconsfield, UK, they specialize in production payroll, residuals, accounting and software services.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BusinessWire

Sandbox & Co., acquired Fingerprint, Inc.

synopsis: UK-based Sandbox & Co., a strategic operator of millennial learning and entertainment companies, has acquired Fingerprint, a global provider of digital content for kids and families, to form Sandbox Kids. The new company will deliver on-demand, multimedia, multi-platform, digital subscription services for children and families around the world.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
UK-based Sandbox is an education company with engaging online products and services that make learning fun. At the intersection of the digital, learning, and media industries, Sandbox embraces technological advancements and focus on globally relevant core subjects that centre on 21st century skills."
target: Fingerprint, Inc.
Fingerprint is a leading global provider of digital content for kids and families. Fingerprint licenses its on-demand, multimedia, multiplatform super app Kidomi to OEMs, mobile carriers, Pay TV companies and retailers worldwide to help them better connect with families in a safe and meaningful way.
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closed 12/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Qvest Media, acquired OnPrem Solution Partners LLC

synopsis: The Qvest Group, a world-leading systems architect and ICT integrator, announced the acquisition of the majority of OnPrem Solution Partners LLC, a highly reputed consultancy across the media and entertainment supply chain in the USA.
buyer: Qvest Media
Qvest is a world-leading systems architect, consultant and ICT integrator in the innovation-driven media industry. "
target: OnPrem Solution Partners LLC
OnPrem Solution Partners is an end-to-end solution provider that strategizes, advises, designs, develops and integrates world-class technology and is a highly reputed consultancy across the media and entertainment supply chain in the USA.
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announced 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, will acquire Media Services Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a company that provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software, will be acquiring Media Services, an entertainment payroll, production accounting and software enterprise.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. "
target: Media Services Group, Inc. (MSGI:$0.28)
Media Services is an entertainment payroll, production accounting and software enterprise. Its software offerings, including digital payroll tools, accounting solutions, and its flagship Showbiz suite of products help today’s content creators streamline a broad range of production processes.
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announced 12/12/2018 via Company Press Release

EQT, will acquire Cast & Crew Entertainment Services

synopsis: The EQT VIII fund announced that it has agreed to acquire Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a leading technology provider of software and services to the entertainment production industry, from global technology investing leader Silver Lake.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$687.20)
EQT is a leading investment firm with approximately EUR 50 billion in raised capital across 27 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew provides payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. Cast & Crew’s services include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers’ compensation services, labor relations, and more.
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closed 8/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Creative Technology, acquired The Wireless Works (UK) Limited

synopsis: Audiovisual specialist Creative Technology (CT) has acquired The Wireless Works, a business which specialises in delivering radio communications, intercom and data services to the broadcast and live event markets. The Wireless Works has worked alongside CT at a number of events including Wimbledon, Glastonbury and the Olympic Games.
buyer: Creative Technology
Creative Technology is one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialist Audio Visual equipment to the sports, corporate, exhibition and entertainment industries. Their event staging services bring together advice, support and equipment of the highest quality. "
target: The Wireless Works (UK) Limited
Formed in 2001, by personnel with over 30 years of experience in the industry, The Wireless Works has a simply-stated aim to provide robust and reliable ‘RF and communications solutions for broadcast and live events’.
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closed 6/29/2015 via

SilverLake, acquired Cast & Crew Entertainment Services

synopsis: Silver Lake, the leader in technology investing, will acquire Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a provider of technology-enabled payroll and production accounting services to the entertainment industry, from ZM Capital. Cast & Crew offers technology-enabled payroll services to a large and growing base of clients across the entertainment industry.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $26 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital. The firm's portfolio of investments collectively generates more than $85 billion of revenue annually and employs more than 200,000 people globally. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services provides technology-enabled payroll services to the entertainment industry and to film and TV productions. Cast & Crew's services include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers' compensation services, labor relations and production incentives.
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announced 5/21/2014 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, will acquire Talent Partners

synopsis: Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Talent Partners, a New York-based talent payroll, production support services and rights management solutions provider to the advertising industry.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$5,531.80)
The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. "
target: Talent Partners
Talent Partners, Inc. builds and refines a set of production support products and services. Its services range from negotiating talent contracts to managing broadcast traffic; and TraffixWorks, an advertisement distribution solution that provides hands-on traffic services to support businesses.
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closed 12/24/2012 via PR Web

ZM Capital, acquired Cast & Crew Entertainment Services

synopsis: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services announced that it has been acquired by an investor group led by ZM Capital, ZelnickMedia's private equity fund. Cast & Crew is one of the leading providers in the entertainment payroll industry for the motion picture, television, live entertainment and commercial markets.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: ZM Capital
ZM Capital is the private equity investment fund of ZelnickMedia. The fund invests in media companies in which the partnership’s capital resources, industry contacts and operational experience can meaningfully enhance growth and value. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services is a leading provider of technology-enabled payroll and related business process outsourcing (BPO) services to the film, television, live entertainment and commercial production markets in North America.
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closed 1/26/2012 via PR Web

Chairseven, acquired App Creation Network LLC

synopsis: Chairseven announced that it has acquired App Creation Network, a mobile development studio providing software development and mobile programming services.
buyer: Chairseven
Chairseven is a multi-platform design & software studio that develops pioneering user experiences, applications, and products for some of the world's leading brands. They are a digital creative and consulting agency specializing in strategy, design, content and development. "
target: App Creation Network LLC
The App Creation Network is comprised of creative professionals from all aspects of the Information Technology industry. They are designers, modders, software developers, website creators, and mobile programmers, that bring user-friendly applications.
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closed 6/9/2008 via PR Newswire

Cognizant Technology Solutions, acquired Strategy Software

synopsis: Cognizant a leading provider of global consulting, technology and business process services, announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Los Angeles, CA-based Strategic Vision Consulting, Inc., a leading management and technology consulting firm with over 60 employees serving the media and entertainment industry.
buyer: Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTSH:$17,914.00)
Cognizant is a leading provider of global IT and business process outsourcing services. Cognizant focuses on delivering strategic information technology solutions that address the complex business needs of its clients. Cognizant is a member of the NASDAQ-100 Index and the S&P 500 Index. "
target parent: Strategic Vision Consulting
target: Strategy Software
Strategy Software offers Competitor Information Management Systems (CIMS) to help you easily organize information about your unique competitive environment -- info you likely already have somewhere within the 'four walls' of your organization -- then quickly produce up-to-date, useful reports to hel
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announced 6/10/2020 via PR Newswire

eResonate Media Corporation, will acquire Livit Media Inc.

synopsis: eResonate Media Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire the technology and other assets from Livit Media, a creative agency that develops their own software, including proprietary VR and AR platforms, and produces everything from scripted content to global live streams.
buyer: eResonate Media Corporation
eResonate Media Corporation was founded by former media executive and professional investor Gary Kucher, who made it his mission to build and provide better tools and resources for small live-music venues and musicians. eResonate's platform and mobile app will grant new access to fans worldwide. "
target: Livit Media Inc.
Livit Media Inc. are more than a Creative Agency. They develop their own software, including proprietary VR and AR platforms, and produce everything from scripted content to global live streams. Livit builds and manages XR campaigns for the world's biggest brands and businesses.
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closed 5/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Paracosma Inc, acquired To the Moon 3D Technologies

synopsis: The Augmented and Virtual Reality solutions provider, Paracosma Inc, acquired the AR/VR agency To the Moon 3D Technologies.  Paracosma has provided content creation, application development, and project implementation services to To the Moon 3D clients, and the acquisition will bring marketing, sales and account management capabilities in-house.
buyer: Paracosma Inc
Paracosma Inc is an Augmented and Virtual Reality design, consulting and systems integration company that provides solutions and skills to all customers. Their services include content creation, application development, and project implementation across a broad range of AR & VR platforms. "
target: To the Moon 3D Technologies
To the Moon 3D Technologies is a Los Angeles based Augmented and Virtual Reality Agency offering solutions to marketing, branding, enterprise, industrial and entertainment clients.
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closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

ShareRoot, Inc., acquired Ludomade Inc.

synopsis: ShareRoot, a specialist in user generated content marketing, has acquired Ludomade, a creative digital agency that creates useful products for a more playful world. Ludomade creates awesome digital experiences across mobile games, VR, web design, experiential activations, and more.
buyer: ShareRoot, Inc. (ASX:SRO:$0.30)
ShareRoot is established in the rapidly growing field of user generated content marketing. It provides businesses such as Costco and McDonald’s franchisees a platform to search, legally acquire, organize and measure the effectiveness of user generated marketing campaigns. "
target: Ludomade Inc.
Ludomade is a creative digital agency that creates useful products for a more playful world. Ludomade creates awesome digital experiences across mobile games, VR, web design, experiential activations, and more. Their clients include Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, Starz, USA Networks and more.
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closed 4/22/2016 via PR Newswire

Stratalux, acquired Tojo Media LLC

synopsis: Stratalux, has announced the acquisition of the AWS Software division of Tojo Media. Tojo Media is a digital media solutions company led by Joseph Hunt that specializes in building software for media and entertainment clients to be used in the Amazon AWS public cloud.
buyer: Stratalux
Stratalux is one of the original AWS managed services companies and Advanced Consulting Partners that helps businesses migrate, manage and optimize their workloads on the Amazon Web Services cloud infrastructure. "
target: Tojo Media LLC
Tojo Media is a digital media solutions company led by Joseph Hunt that specializes in building software for media and entertainment clients to be used in the Amazon AWS public cloud. Tojo Media specializes in producing digital video experiences for their customers.
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closed 9/25/2012 via PR Newswire

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired EQAL

synopsis: Everyday Health, Inc., the leading digital health and wellness company, announced the acquisition of EQAL, a next-generation media company which creates and manages digital media properties for consumer brands and celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Bethenny Frankel and Lauren Conrad.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health is the leading digital health and wellness company. Attracting 38 million people monthly through its popular websites, mobile applications, and social media presence, it inspires consumers to live healthier lives and helps doctors make more informed decisions for their patients. "
target: EQAL
EQAL is a leading media company that builds strong online communities around entertainment and consumer brands. EQAL combines proprietary technology with community management and editorial services to convert a distributed fan base into a highly-engaged community around a brand.
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closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Mio Group, acquired Datarmony

synopsis: MioGroup, a Spanish consulting firm for marketing and digital transformation services, has acquired a 51% stake in Datarmony, a data-driven consultancy in Spain. Datarmony specializes in developing data solutions using AI. They help companies in the fashion, tourism and mass consumption sectors to activate their data and improve their business.
buyer: Mio Group (BME:MIO:$48.64)
Mio Group is an independent Spanish company which has achieved rapid growth in just 9 years, managing to position itself as a leading marketing and advertising group. The group is made up of different companies highly specialized in different fields of marketing and advertising. "
target: Datarmony
Datarmony is a data-driven consultancy in Spain. Datarmony specializes in developing data solutions using artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies. They help leading companies in the fashion, tourism and mass consumption sectors to activate their data and improve their business.
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announced 1/17/2022 via GlobeNewswire

NeoGames S.A, will acquire Aspire Global

synopsis: NeoGames S.A, a technology-driven provider of end-to-end iLottery solutions, is to acquire Aspire Global, a leading provider of complete iGaming solutions for Operators and white labels.
buyer: NeoGames S.A (NGMS:$52.22)
NeoGames is a technology-driven innovator and a global provider of iLottery solutions for national and state-regulated lotteries. "
target: Aspire Global
Aspire Global is a leading provider of complete iGaming solutions for Operators and white labels. Their services provide everything needed in order to succeed in online gaming. Aspire Global's suite of services include casino and sportsbook management, CRM, payments, call centers, and more.
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closed 10/6/2021 via BNC Analysis

FloSports, acquired HockeyTech Canada ULC

synopsis: FloSports has acquired HockeyTech, a live and on-demand hockey streaming platform and sports data provider to teams, leagues, and national organizations. HockeyTech provides a live and on-demand streaming platform HockeyTV and enterprise solutions such as LeagueStat.
buyer: FloSports
Founded in 2006, FloSports is a venture-backed subscription video streaming service dedicated to sports, offering live and on-demand access to hundreds of thousands of competition events across 25+ vertical sport categories in the US and abroad. "
target: HockeyTech Canada ULC
Canada-based HockeyTech is a live and on-demand hockey streaming platform and sports data provider to teams, leagues, and national organizations. HockeyTech provides a live and on-demand streaming platform HockeyTV and enterprise solutions such as LeagueStat.
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closed 7/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Lionbridge Technologies, Inc., acquired Rocket Sound LLC

synopsis: Lionbridge, the premier video game globalization and publishing services partner, has acquired Rocket Sound, an elite provider of sound services for video games and other media. They offer industry-leading facilities and a team with many decades of experience reliably supporting high-stakes projects with demanding artistic and technical needs.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (LIOX:$556.65)
Lionbridge is the world’s largest language services provider, offering leading translation and localization services and global marketing solutions. They help organizations achieve international success through customer service, advanced technologies, and a network of professional translators. "
target: Rocket Sound LLC
Rocket Sound is an elite provider of sound services for video games and other media. Founded in 2013, they offer industry-leading facilities and a team with many decades of experience reliably supporting high-stakes projects with demanding artistic and technical needs.
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closed 11/21/2019 via BusinessWire

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, acquired Sargent-Disc

synopsis: Cast & Crew, a leading provider of software and services for the entertainment production industry, has acquired UK-based Sargent-Disc, the premier UK and international provider of film and television payroll, accounting, software and services.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. "
target: Sargent-Disc
Sargent-Disc has been at the center of the British entertainment industries since 1986. Based in Beaconsfield, UK, they specialize in production payroll, residuals, accounting and software services.
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announced 2/9/2022 via PR Newswire

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, will acquire BackStage

synopsis: Cast & Crew, a leading end-to-end cloud-based platform powering global entertainment production and content creation, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Backstage, a leading provider of talent marketplace and content creation tools for the creative economy.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew services the entertainment industry by providing technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software. These solutions include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers' compensation services, labor relations, and more. "
target parent: TA Associates
target: BackStage
Backstage enables productions, brands, marketing agencies and businesses to efficiently discover and work with highly skilled creative talent. The company’s mission is to make the content creation process more efficient, effective and scalable.
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closed 4/7/2021 via PR Newswire

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, acquired Digital Purchase Order

synopsis: Cast & Crew has acquired Germany-based LeBog Software, creator of the Digital Purchase Order (DPO) software. DPO, an expense management system, is designed specifically for the entertainment industry to simplify and modernize the traditional purchase order workflow.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew services the entertainment industry by providing technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software. These solutions include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers' compensation services, labor relations, and more. "
target: Digital Purchase Order
Based in Germany, Digital Purchase Order (DPO) is an expense management system designed specifically for the entertainment industry to simplify and modernize the traditional purchase order workflow. DPO's fully integrated solution removes the need for paper, multiple emails, and manual circulation.
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announced 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, will acquire Media Services Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a company that provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software, will be acquiring Media Services, an entertainment payroll, production accounting and software enterprise.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. "
target: Media Services Group, Inc. (MSGI:$0.28)
Media Services is an entertainment payroll, production accounting and software enterprise. Its software offerings, including digital payroll tools, accounting solutions, and its flagship Showbiz suite of products help today’s content creators streamline a broad range of production processes.
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closed 11/21/2019 via BusinessWire

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, acquired Sargent-Disc

synopsis: Cast & Crew, a leading provider of software and services for the entertainment production industry, has acquired UK-based Sargent-Disc, the premier UK and international provider of film and television payroll, accounting, software and services.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. "
target: Sargent-Disc
Sargent-Disc has been at the center of the British entertainment industries since 1986. Based in Beaconsfield, UK, they specialize in production payroll, residuals, accounting and software services.
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announced 12/12/2018 via Company Press Release

EQT, will acquire Cast & Crew Entertainment Services

synopsis: The EQT VIII fund announced that it has agreed to acquire Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a leading technology provider of software and services to the entertainment production industry, from global technology investing leader Silver Lake.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$687.20)
EQT is a leading investment firm with approximately EUR 50 billion in raised capital across 27 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew provides payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. Cast & Crew’s services include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers’ compensation services, labor relations, and more.
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announced 6/16/2016 via PR Newswire

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, will acquire CAPS Payroll

synopsis: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll and production management services to the entertainment industry, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire CAPS Payroll, a leading payroll provider spanning multiple important entertainment end markets.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC is the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry. Cast & Crew’s services include payroll processing, residuals processing, production incentives and production tax credit financing. "
target: CAPS Payroll
CAPS Payroll is a technology-driven payroll services company serving film and TV studios, commercial production companies, as well as venues, music tours, and live events.
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closed 2/2/2016 via BusinessWire

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, acquired Final Draft

synopsis: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry, announced the acquisition of Final Draft, Inc., whose screenwriting software is the undisputed industry standard and clear market leader worldwide.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC is the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry. Cast & Crew’s services include payroll processing, residuals processing, production incentives and production tax credit financing. "
target: Final Draft
For the past 25 years, the name Final Draft has been synonymous with Hollywood. Referenced in movies and thanked in acceptance speeches, it is the number-one selling screenwriting application in the world, and the industry standard used by studios and production companies all over the globe.
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closed 6/29/2015 via

SilverLake, acquired Cast & Crew Entertainment Services

synopsis: Silver Lake, the leader in technology investing, will acquire Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a provider of technology-enabled payroll and production accounting services to the entertainment industry, from ZM Capital. Cast & Crew offers technology-enabled payroll services to a large and growing base of clients across the entertainment industry.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $26 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital. The firm's portfolio of investments collectively generates more than $85 billion of revenue annually and employs more than 200,000 people globally. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services provides technology-enabled payroll services to the entertainment industry and to film and TV productions. Cast & Crew's services include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers' compensation services, labor relations and production incentives.
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closed 12/24/2012 via PR Web

ZM Capital, acquired Cast & Crew Entertainment Services

synopsis: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services announced that it has been acquired by an investor group led by ZM Capital, ZelnickMedia's private equity fund. Cast & Crew is one of the leading providers in the entertainment payroll industry for the motion picture, television, live entertainment and commercial markets.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: ZM Capital
ZM Capital is the private equity investment fund of ZelnickMedia. The fund invests in media companies in which the partnership’s capital resources, industry contacts and operational experience can meaningfully enhance growth and value. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services is a leading provider of technology-enabled payroll and related business process outsourcing (BPO) services to the film, television, live entertainment and commercial production markets in North America.
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closed 11/21/2019 via BusinessWire

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, acquired Sargent-Disc

synopsis: Cast & Crew, a leading provider of software and services for the entertainment production industry, has acquired UK-based Sargent-Disc, the premier UK and international provider of film and television payroll, accounting, software and services.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. "
target: Sargent-Disc
Sargent-Disc has been at the center of the British entertainment industries since 1986. Based in Beaconsfield, UK, they specialize in production payroll, residuals, accounting and software services.
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announced 2/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, will acquire Media Services Group, Inc.

synopsis: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a company that provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software, will be acquiring Media Services, an entertainment payroll, production accounting and software enterprise.
buyer parent: EQT AB
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC provides technology-enabled payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. "
target: Media Services Group, Inc. (MSGI:$0.28)
Media Services is an entertainment payroll, production accounting and software enterprise. Its software offerings, including digital payroll tools, accounting solutions, and its flagship Showbiz suite of products help today’s content creators streamline a broad range of production processes.
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EQT, will acquire Cast & Crew Entertainment Services

synopsis: The EQT VIII fund announced that it has agreed to acquire Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a leading technology provider of software and services to the entertainment production industry, from global technology investing leader Silver Lake.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$687.20)
EQT is a leading investment firm with approximately EUR 50 billion in raised capital across 27 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew provides payroll and human resources, accounting and financial, and workflow and productivity software and services to the entertainment industry. Cast & Crew’s services include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers’ compensation services, labor relations, and more.
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closed 6/29/2015 via

SilverLake, acquired Cast & Crew Entertainment Services

synopsis: Silver Lake, the leader in technology investing, will acquire Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, a provider of technology-enabled payroll and production accounting services to the entertainment industry, from ZM Capital. Cast & Crew offers technology-enabled payroll services to a large and growing base of clients across the entertainment industry.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $26 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital. The firm's portfolio of investments collectively generates more than $85 billion of revenue annually and employs more than 200,000 people globally. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services provides technology-enabled payroll services to the entertainment industry and to film and TV productions. Cast & Crew's services include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers' compensation services, labor relations and production incentives.
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closed 12/24/2012 via PR Web

ZM Capital, acquired Cast & Crew Entertainment Services

synopsis: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services announced that it has been acquired by an investor group led by ZM Capital, ZelnickMedia's private equity fund. Cast & Crew is one of the leading providers in the entertainment payroll industry for the motion picture, television, live entertainment and commercial markets.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: ZM Capital
ZM Capital is the private equity investment fund of ZelnickMedia. The fund invests in media companies in which the partnership’s capital resources, industry contacts and operational experience can meaningfully enhance growth and value. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services is a leading provider of technology-enabled payroll and related business process outsourcing (BPO) services to the film, television, live entertainment and commercial production markets in North America.
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announced 5/21/2014 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, will acquire Talent Partners

synopsis: Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has agreed to acquire a majority interest in Talent Partners, a New York-based talent payroll, production support services and rights management solutions provider to the advertising industry.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$5,531.80)
The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. "
target: Talent Partners
Talent Partners, Inc. builds and refines a set of production support products and services. Its services range from negotiating talent contracts to managing broadcast traffic; and TraffixWorks, an advertisement distribution solution that provides hands-on traffic services to support businesses.
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